Saudi Aramco now plans to award the contracts to build 11 new sports stadiums across the kingdom on 20 November. It had been planning to let the construction deals on 10 November.

The contracts will be remeasureable with a cost plus element. Early estimates indicated that each stadium will cost at least $400m to build, meaning the overall programme will cost about $5bn to deliver.

The 18-month deals will be due for completion in June 2016.

Aramco received bids on 26 October. Nine contracting groups were invited to submit bids, with a select list for each stadium.

Contractors invited to bid:

Medina

Qassim

Dammam

  • Nasser al-Hajri (local)/Vinci(France)
  • Bouygues (France)/Almabani (local)/Al-Rushaid Construction Company (local)
  • Al-Muhaideb Trading & Contracting (local)/Six Construct (Belgium)

Asir

  • Vinci/Nasser al-Hajiri
  • Baytur (Turkey)/Clark Construction (US)
  • Besix/Al-Muhaideb Trading & Contracting

Tabuk

Hail

  • CCC/Strabag
  • Baytur/Clark Construction
  • Nesma & Partners/Salini Impregilo

Arar

  • SBG/Eiffage
  • CCC/Strabag
  • Bouygues/Al-Rushaid Construction Company/Almabani (local)
  • Baytur/Clark Construction

Jizan

  • Vinci/Nasser al-Hajiri
  • Bouygues/Al-Rushaid Construction Company/Almabani
  • Nesma & Partners/Salini Impregilo
  • Sixco/Al-Muhaideb Trading & Contracting

Najran

Baha

  • CCC/Strabag
  • Samsung C&T/Azmeel Contracting
  • Vinci/Nasser al-Hajiri

Al-Jouf

  • El-Seif Engineering & Contracting/Bam
  • SBG/Eiffage
  • CCC/Strabag
  • Bouygues/Al-Rushaid Construction Company/Almabani
  • Nesma & Partners/ Salini Impregilo

Aramco is currently evaluating bids from project management firms and an award is expected by the end of November.

Project management bidders are understood to include:

Aramco is building the stadiums as part of a King Abdullah Programme to improve sports facilities in the kingdom.